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When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: “A part of me views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

This week’s list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for “Divers” and it’s already been pulled down from the internet. The last time these two made a video, for “Sapokanikan,” it was an instant classic. To see the new one, though, you’ll have to go… More »

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Santa’s Dabbing On 2 Chainz’ Ugly Christmas Sweater

At his online store, 2 Chainz is selling a line of what he's calling "ugly Christmas sweaters" and sweatshirts. Some of them are just regular…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Album Sales Were Already Booming Last Week Even Before Adele

The Week In Pop will not run this week due to Thanksgiving, so let's check in on this week's chart action before the holiday is…
Chris DeVille | November 23, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Adele & Drake Tease “Hotline Bling” Remix

Although Adele's world-conquering "Hello" was partly responsible for preventing Drake's sleeper hit/meme factory "Hotline Bling" from reaching #1 on the charts, the singer apparently loves…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2015 - 8:42 pm

Coldplay’s New Album Inspired By Drake, Oasis, DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams will be upon us in about two weeks, and Chris Martin gave some interviews about it recently. To Rolling
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2015 - 5:28 pm

This Topical Ballad Suggests Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq Will Be Very, Very Bad

We've been hearing rumblings for a while about Spike Lee's upcoming movie Chi-Raq -- mainly that Lee wanted to cast Kanye West, that Kanye wasn't
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2015 - 11:59 am

Pusha T Becomes President Of G.O.O.D. Music, Freestyles Over Meek Mill & Drake’s “R.I.C.O.”

Billboard reports that former Clipse rapper Pusha T, who's been part of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music roster for years now, has just become president of…
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2015 - 10:37 am

SNL Put Donald Trump In A “Hotline Bling” Parody

We already proclaimed the "Hotline Bling" meme dead after Ellen DeGeneres superimposed Bernie Sanders into the video, but that didn't stop Saturday Night Live from…
Chris DeVille | November 8, 2015 - 8:44 am

A Drake Billboard Just Popped Up In Toronto

Drake may have missed his chance to top the Billboard charts, but hey, now he's topping an actual billboard. And, even better, its presence seems…
Peter Helman | November 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Watch Bernie Sanders Step Into The “Hotline Bling” Video On Ellen

Drake's "Hotline Bling" probably will never make it to #1 on the Hot 100, but it's almost certainly the year's #1 music meme. Unfortunately, today…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens Cover “Hotline Bling”

Even if Drake’s “Hotling Bling” has missed its chance to make it to #1 on the charts, it’s still ubiquitous, and it’s definitely still the…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 10:48 am

Call 231-377-1113 To Hear Justin Bieber’s “Hotline Bling” Remix

Justin Bieber has recorded his own version of Drake's monster hit "Hotline Bling," because of course he has. What's Justin Bieber going to do, not
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 5:16 pm

Watch Mike Tyson Attempt Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Dance On The Tonight Show

Other than the top of the charts, Drake's "Hotline Bling" has been everywhere lately. That extends to The Tonight Show, where guest Mike Tyson attempted…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2015 - 11:19 am

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Misses #1, Likely Thanks To Apple Music

Drake's meme farm/music video for "Hotline Bling" ruled the internet last week. The video and its many memes were so inescapable that it seemed like…
Chris DeVille | October 26, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Earl Sweatshirt Says Drake Exploits Young Rappers

There's been a lot written about the so-called Drake effect, in which the Canadian superstar boosts the careers of young rappers by jumping on remixes…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Tom Ford Releasing Drake Lipstick

Look at that lipstick up there. It reminds you of Drake, right? No? No, it has nothing to do with Drake? Well, don’t tell designer…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2015 - 11:53 am

The Week In Pop: Drake, King Of The Memes

"Hotline Bling" is not Drake's greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly…
Chris DeVille | October 22, 2015 - 3:40 pm

James Turrell Issues Amusing Statement About Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Video

When Drake unveiled his endlessly GIF-able “Hotline Bling” video a couple of days ago, many viewers — including yours truly — were quick to point…
Peter Helman | October 21, 2015 - 8:22 pm
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